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23 April 2018 - 30 June 2019

Free admission

MUSIC

Medea ElectroniqueSoundscapes Landscapes / Rhizome II / Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio

An audio-visual and highly interactive walk at the neighbourhoods of Kerameikos/Metaxourgeio to discover parts of the city you were unaware of.

15 June 2018 - 31 July 2019

VISUAL ARTS

Tim EtchellsAll we have is words, All we have is worlds

Words inside and outside the OCC building: an invitation to discovery.

1 October 2018 - 21 April 2019

Free admission

SCHOOLS

Onassis Youth Festival 2019Your new teachers are directors. Work with them for about a year, rehearse, play, experiment and put on your own show.

You and your schoolmates can create your own theatre group and produce your own show. Cry out loud, express your rebelliousness, and speak out about all the things that concern you. Your vehicle? The Onassis Youth Festival, your own festival.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Cavafy Goes to SchoolLet’s explore Cavafy’s poetry, through technology, through our movement and our pencils.

What are your feelings when you read a poem? To taste classical literature in a different way, we fill our hands with color, release our body and play with technology.

7 October 2018 - 14 April 2019

10:00
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FAMILIES

A emotions workshop, open to the whole familyFrom the parents’ arms into the arms of the group

What does a group of worried infants look like? Come along, with your baby in your arms, to discover with us new worlds, new feelings, new challenges for your senses, through play. In this emotions workshop, parents and instructors share in the joy of the babies’ first steps, or even leaps.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

Outside the OCC

THEATRE

A Brief Guide for Prospective Tightrope WalkersStathis Markopoulos (Ayusaya Puppet Theatre)

Jumping-in-the-air-and-gravity-defying puppets come to meet you and tell you their big secret: “Nothing ties you to the ground; dance, you shan’t fall!”

1 November 2018 - 30 June 2019

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Commons / UncommonsSeries of workshops and talks on Digital Culture and Arts

A journey through talks, workshops, performances and commissioned works in the world of the digital dipole of Commons and Uncommons. An exploration, we consciously choose to embark from the position of the commons.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

A Brief Guide for prospective tightrope walkersA Puppet Theatre for the brave

Jumping-in-the-air-and-gravity-defying puppets come to meet you and tell you their big secret: “Nothing ties you to the ground; dance, you shan’t fall!”

24 November 2018 - 21 April 2019

5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop

THEATRE

Bubble JamDaniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll)

“Bubble Jam” leads a group into an experiment with itself. On this digital stage, the characters don’t exist in space, but on our screens. We follow and respond to their messages. Who is it on the other end? And who are we in this cloud?

1 March - 2 March 2019

Exhibition Hall

DANCE

6th Young Choreographers FestivalChoreographers in their first explorations

Dancers mount the stage at the Onassis Cultural Centre to sweep us away with the energy of a new generation of Greek choreographers. Original creations, inventive choreography in a festival that, each year, makes us reconsider what dance is.

1 March - 31 May 2019

Main Stage

TALKS & THOUGHTS

The People: Public Art and Talks

A series of Public Art and Talks addressing urgent concerns related to urban development, culture, digital age and the hand-made.

4 March - 7 March 2019

Athens Conservatoire

MUSIC

A tribute to Olivier MessiaenOlivier Messiaen's multifaceted contributions to 20th-century music for four full days at the Athens Conservatoire.

A tribute with concerts, lectures, classes open to instrumentalists and composers, and guest artists including two outstanding figures from the French music scene: the pianist Florent Boffard and the composer Alain Louvier.

6 March - 10 March 2019

Main Stage

THEATRE

The TrialKristian Lupa

The giant of international theatre on a head-on collision with authority. Krystian Lupa revolts against the Kafkaesque reality of his homeland.

9 March 2019

21:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

L’Ensemble ensembleEve Risser

A unique musical quintet. Compositions that seek to liberate musical expression and enjoyment, with rhythms and dreamy sounds, from the most daring representative of contemporary French improvisation.

17 March 2019

Multiple stages & Outside the OCC

MUSIC

Open Day

Once again, the OCC opens its doors to all. The 7th Open Day is dedicated to the avant-garde music of the East, the presentation of various composers and sounds that create a dialogue between East and West, an artistic adventure of reversals and transformations, through events, shows and concerts that will delight all ages.

21 March 2019

21:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

Transformations CycleTHE HELLENIC PROJECT

New listening experiences in a playful, experimental, challenging way. We are into our fourth cycle of "Transformation" concerts!

28 March 2019

21:00Upper Stage

MUSIC

Diotima Quartet“The new ruins of Athens”: Works by Béla Bartók and Alexandros Markeas

Both composers set out to combine traditional and art music, the sounds of their homeland with the feel of their era, and also look back–in their own way–to Beethoven. The concerts works are performed by the internationally acclaimed quartet Diotima.

31 March 2019

Main Stage

DANCE

Dancing to connect

In Dancing to Connect we are not looking for talented dancers, but for daring adolescents who want to express themselves by transcending limitations. Because a choreography may be all it takes to connect with an adolescent.

1 June 2016 - 31 December 2019

COLLABORATIONS

InterfacesNew Models and Practices for Audience Development in Contemporary Music in Europe

Eight countries join forces in this innovative interdisciplinary project which seeks to introduce audiences to cutting-edge work by musicians and sound artists.

1 September 2017 - 1 September 2021

Send you application now for the "Open Call: European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2019 by the European Media Art Platform". Click here to read more.

COLLABORATIONS

The European Media Art Platform - EMAP

11 European partners with the same goal: to support up-and-coming media artists in order to create new works.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of BookbindingLearn how to make pages into a book

You don’t have to be Harry Potter to change loose pages into a book. You just need to discover the secrets of bookbinding, the ways we can use to bind the pages so that they can take the form of a book.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

​Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The art of recyclingChildren and young people with or without disability become co-creators to discover all that unites them.

Can a seemingly useless object get a new lease of life? Sometimes, original ideas are born when one doesn’t take anything for granted, when one looks beyond what seems obvious.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

«Join us!»Your future colleagues sit next to you at school.

What’s your dream? How much are you weighed down by all those ‘musts’? Onassis Foundation Scholars come to your classroom to share the myths and truths of professional life.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

FAMILIES

Boarding pass for autismFrom check-in to take-off: Children and young persons with autism learn not to be afraid to “spread their wings”

How easy or difficult is it for a child or adolescent with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to be on a flight? How can we, as fellow passengers, help?

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Music loves autismGroups of children, from within and outside the spectrum of autism, take up the ‘beat’, composing an interactive symphony of togetherness.

Communication without words͢—that is, music. In this workshop, sounds and musical instruments help kids free up their emotions and develop their social skills.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of WritingDiscover symbols, systems and words

The history of writing is nothing but the history of humanity, whose aim has always been communication. Long before emails, sms, emoticons and messenger, people designed symbols and invented various systems to send their messages. Find out about them.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Make a Digital Book

A workshop to show us that thanks to new technologies we can change an Onassis Library book into an e-book.

3 November 2018 - 4 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of EngravingBooks are full of visual art treasures. Join us and we will discover them together.

This workshop is like a dual journey. The first stop is the Onassis Library and the second the School of Fine Arts. Let’s thumb through books and discover engravings that will make them more attractive. Above all, join us to discover the great art of engraving.

1 November 2018 - 31 May 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

The History of Typography

Can you imagine how difficult it used to be to get a book? Spreading knowledge was hard and incredibly expensive. All that was before Gutenberg invented mass produced type, i.e. the mechanical reproduction of texts on paper. Would you like to know how he did it?

22 November 2018 - 19 April 2019

11:00
Cost: 5 € per student

SCHOOLS

Bubble JamBecome the stars of the most cyber performance

This is a different performance. Bubble Jam is an interactive game that expects you and your schoolmates to shape a scenario live, with your smartphone in hand.

5 December 2018 - 30 April 2019

11:00
Participation Cost: 32 € (for all three workshops in the cycle)

ADULTS

The material gifts 65+We are introduced to the secrets of various materials and we create our own household objects and artworks

How can a material grow into a useful object or work of art? We draw inspiration and knowhow from artisans and artists; in this workshop we get to know, handle and work with a material until we transform it and give it a new lease of life.

1 January - 30 April 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Interfaces: Composing sounds through digital appsDo you want to learn how everyday sounds may become music? Create your own composition using digital tools.

Did you know that music can be something like a Lego construction? That you can use plain, everyday sounds to build your musical composition step by step? In this workshop, we will show you how to do it through digital technology.

1 January - 30 April 2019

Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

Life like an open bookA production created and performed by people with mental retardation

A production we build step by step as we leaf through the books of our lives together. Experiences, phrases, emotions and moments that have defined us, and which describe what disability means for each of us, provide us with the inspiration to write—and perform, of course!—our own original theatrical work.

1 February - 31 March 2019

Cost: Free admission

CHILDREN

Create a bag with your imaginationA visual arts workshop where children grasp the power of teamwork through the magic of creativity

What materials do you need to make an ‘imaginary’ bag? In this visual arts workshop, children become a team, give free rein to their creativity and hone their unique skills.

1 February - 30 April 2019

Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

ADULTS

Cavafy Archive Research Seminar Series for 2018-19Researchers of Cavafy’s work share their findings with the public

Join the intellectual current of important researchers of Cavafy’s poetry, follow work-in-progress talks by scholars and academics, and take part in the conversation.

1 February - 31 May 2019

Cost: Free admission

SCHOOLS

We turn works of art into soundsFind your own music with the help of musicians and visual artists drawing inspiration from a contemporary work of art.

A picture is not only a thousand words, it is a thousand sounds. And we are here to prove it. Come and observe a contemporary work of art from up close and then turn it into music. Isn’t that really something? Visual artists and musicians will join you in the museum and at your school and they are there to help you imagine new sounds and make your own composition.

20 February - 20 March 2019

18:30Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

ADULTS

Changing Greek realities: Athanasios PsalidasWe focus on the radical philosophical thought of Athanasios Psalidas, a key figure of the Neohellenic Enlightenment

How did the ideas of the European Enlightenment make their way to Greece? How did people think during the era that gave rise to the Greek Revolution of 1821?

18 March 2019

Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Admission is free

TEENAGERS

Books as works of artA workshop on the art of bookbinding

School and university students—legally deaf, hard of hearing and people with normal hearing—will get to know a different aspect of books. Using Greek Sign Language, they will learn, during the course of this workshop, how to bind book pages together in a creative way and how to make book covers—creating their own unique notebooks in the process.

3 March 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission 

CHILDREN

Give and Take in AthensSee up close how trade has shaped Athens

Trade was always in the nature of Greeks. That’s why we’ve planned a walk through Athens, so young and old can come to know its financial centers and see how trade and the economy have shaped the city.

16 March - 16 April 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free admission

CHILDREN

Little Sailors: Wind in our sails!A workshop about winds and future sea dogs

One of the four elements of Nature—perhaps the most playful—takes center stage in our workshop. The wind comes to sweep us off onto a journey of knowledge and discovery. We learn how winds are created, what their names are, and also myths about them.

18 March - 22 March 2019

Cost: Free admission

ADULTS

Cavafy Goes to UniversityCavafy joins university students in the classroom

Students of Greek Literature and Fine Arts and Art Sciences approach Cavafy from various points of departure through two creative workshops.

5 March - 31 March 2019

Cost: Free Admission

SCHOOLS

Dancing to ConnectAdventurous students discover contemporary dance.

You think you know nothing about contemporary dance? That if you walk on stage you’ll fall flat on your face? You are just what we are looking for. Because in Dancing to Connect we are not looking for dancers, but for daring adolescents who want to express themselves.

30 March 2019

11:00Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
Cost: Free Admission

CHILDREN

Mystery at the Onassis LibrarySolve the mystery hidden in the Onassis Library, following tracks hidden in the city center, step by step.

The Onassis Library needs you. Come solve the puzzle it’s been hiding for years! Follow the tracks out into the city center, interview witnesses, meet philosophers, and solve the mystery.